EYE SPY: Wild Ways Animals See the World

Ages: 6 - 12Manufacturer: What on Earth Books Author/Illustrator: Guillaume Duprat


What is it like to look through the eyes of a frog, a horse, a chameleon, an owl, or an earthworm? Did you know that human eyes see three colors that combine to make many more, while most other mammals see combinations of two colors? And that birds and insects see many more colors than we do because they can see ultraviolet light? This hardcover book by award-winning French illustrator Guillaume Duprat&mdash:fascinating for any age—shows us. Readers will discover the science of sight, the anatomy of the eye in various species, and how mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects view the world. One page compares how flowers look remarkably different to humans and bees, because ultraviolet light gives bees the ability to see a much richer palette of colors and patterns. Duprat’s engaging large-format book design features a three-page fold-out and flaps that lift to reveal how the same scene would appear through each creature’s eyes. The book ends with a surprise, too: the identity of one familiar creature whose way of seeing is still unclear to science.

Lynne Heffley ©2018 Parents’ Choice

A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.

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